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Renaissance Masterpieces: Allegri, Byrd Monteverdi & Tallis / Choir of King's College Cambridge

Audio Samples

>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Nigra sum sed formosa, antiphon for tenor (from Vespers), SV 206/3
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Laudate, pueri, Dominum, motet for 8 voices & organ (from Vespers), SV 206/4
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Sonata sopra 'Sancta Maria ora pro nobis', for soprano, 3 horns, 2 trombones, 2 violins & cello (fro
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Magnificat I, for 7 voices, 9 winds, 2 violins & cembalo (from Vespers), SV 206/13
>Byrd, William : Mass for 5 Voices (SATTB)

Album Summary

>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Nigra sum sed formosa, antiphon for tenor (from Vespers), SV 206/3
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Laudate, pueri, Dominum, motet for 8 voices & organ (from Vespers), SV 206/4
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Sonata sopra 'Sancta Maria ora pro nobis', for soprano, 3 horns, 2 trombones, 2 violins & cello (fro
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Magnificat I, for 7 voices, 9 winds, 2 violins & cembalo (from Vespers), SV 206/13
>Byrd, William : Mass for 5 Voices (SATTB)
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This disc features some of the best-loved works of the 16th and 17th centuries, sung by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge. The choir has a rich and long-standing tradition of singing this repertoire, and these recordings also present distinguished soloists who began their musical career as King's choral scholars, such as Charles Brett, Robert Tear, Martyn Hill and Gerald Finley.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.



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Works Details

>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Ensemble: Choir of King's College Cambridge
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (07/09/2008-07/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1567

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
  • Performer: Gerald Finley
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (07/18/1983-07/20/1983)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Nigra sum sed formosa, antiphon for tenor (from Vespers), SV 206/3
  • Performers: Robert Tear (Tenor); Charles Brett (Countertenor); Martyn Hill; Peter Knapp (Bass/Baritone); Norma Burrowes (Soprano); Anthony Rolfe Johnson; John Noble (Baritone); Elly Ameling
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (07/28/1975-08/01/1975)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1610

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Laudate, pueri, Dominum, motet for 8 voices & organ (from Vespers), SV 206/4
  • Performers: John Noble (Baritone); Charles Brett (Countertenor); Elly Ameling; Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Norma Burrowes (Soprano); Peter Knapp (Bass/Baritone); Martyn Hill; Robert Tear (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (07/28/1975-08/01/1975)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1610

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Sonata sopra 'Sancta Maria ora pro nobis', for soprano, 3 horns, 2 trombones, 2 violins & cello (fro
  • Performers: Charles Brett (Countertenor); Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Elly Ameling; John Noble (Baritone); Peter Knapp (Bass/Baritone); Norma Burrowes (Soprano); Robert Tear (Tenor); Martyn Hill
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (07/28/1975-08/01/1975)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1610

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Magnificat I, for 7 voices, 9 winds, 2 violins & cembalo (from Vespers), SV 206/13
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Norma Burrowes (Soprano); Peter Knapp (Bass/Baritone); Martyn Hill; John Noble (Baritone); Robert Tear (Tenor); Elly Ameling; Charles Brett (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (07/28/1975-08/01/1975)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1610

>Byrd, William : Mass for 5 Voices (SATTB)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge (1980-07-21_1980-07-22&1980-)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1590